Jazz Consortium – Fall 2024

I would like to invite you and your jazz ensemble to take part in an exciting new consortium commission. I have been active in jazz education, arranging, and composition for over 20 years and am regularly invited to lead clinics and workshops, as well as adjudicate festivals all over the Pacific Northwest. Recently, my jazz works have been featured in reading sessions and performances at the All-NW NAfME Conference, and my jazz suite, Salish, was premiered in March of 2023 by the Seattle JazzEd Girls’ Ellington Ensemble. The 2023 Consortium: Bigfoot Stomp – will be published by Brava Jazz this coming fall.

Pine Ridge Express will be a high-energy swing tune that captures the essence of a fast-paced journey through scenic landscapes. With its upbeat tempo, catchy melodies, and intricate harmonies, the piece propels listeners down a musical track, invoking the excitement and rhythms of a vintage train ride.

Level of Difficulty: Grade Med. Adv – Adv

Length of Piece: approx. 4 minutes

Delivery Date: November 27, 2024

Performance Exclusivity Period: 9 Months (until August 15, 2025)

Consortium Lead: Tahoma Level $500 (three of three available)

Includes:

  • 2 hour clinic with the composer on a mutually agreed upon date (groups outside of a 50 mile radius would be zoom clinic)
  • Inscription on the Score including ensemble and director names
  • Collectors Edition Score and Parts
  • Score Autographed by Composer
  • Pre-Recorded Welcome Video of composer sharing insights on the work
  • Access to dedicated online resources
  • Exclusive performance rights for the first 9 months
  • Limited edition Pine Ridge Express consortium stickers for all ensemble members
  • Inclusion in Consortium raffle for other exclusive Pine Ridge Express merch

Consortium Member: Klickitat Level $250 (five of five available)

Includes:

  • 1 hour zoom clinic with the composer on a mutually agreed upon date
  • Inclusion in score listing of Consortium Members
  • Collectors Edition Score and Parts
  • Score Autographed by Composer
  • Pre-Recorded Welcome Video of composer sharing insights on the work
  • Access to dedicated online resources
  • Exclusive performance rights for the first 9 months
  • Limited edition Pine Ridge Express consortium stickers for all ensemble members
  • Inclusion in Consortium raffle for other exclusive Pine Ridge Express merch

Consortium Supporter: Kulshan Level  $100 (fifteen of fifteen available)

Includes:

  • PDF Score and Parts
  • Access to dedicated online resources Exclusive performance rights for the first 9 months

HOW TO JOIN:

Consortium membership can be ordered via this link: PINE RIDGE EXPRESS MEMBERSHIP

Upon completion of order and payment, a letter of confirmation will be made available. All questions can be directed to the composer via email at megvinther@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest and support!